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AMUSEMENTS TONIGHT. Academy?"Dangerous Women." Chase's?Maggie Cline and polite vaude ville. Columbia?Jefferson De Angelis in "A Rogue." Empire?Hopkins' "Trans-Oceanics." Kern an'8?Rose Hill Company. Lafayette?Bellows Stock Company In "Madame Sans Gene." National?Mary Mannering in "Janice Meredith." Odd Fellows' Hall?Mesmerism and hyp notism. For amusements see page 25. EXCURSIONS TOMORROW. Steamer Washington for Fortress Monroe ? lid Norf >ik at 0:30 p.m. Trains leave Pennsylvania avenue and 13'2 street for Alexandria and Arlington every half hour. Cars leave Aqueduct bridge for Arlington, Fort Myer and Falls Church. AUCTION SALES. Today. Thomas J. Owen & Son., nuets. 013 F st. U.w.?Sale of No. 1105 New Hampshire ave. n.w., on Saturday, March 22, at 4:30 p.m. James W. RatclifTe, auct., 020 Pa. ave. n.w.?Trustess' sale of No. 1011 10th st. r w.. on Saturday, March 22, at 4:30 p.m. Wilton J. Lambert, John E. Taylor and Richard R. Horner, trustees. Monday. Marcus Notes, aurt.?Sale of fixtures, elx lving. etc.. in store. No. 72!t 7th st. n.w., en Monday. Mar< h 21, at lo a.m. James W. RatclifTe. auct.. 020 Pa. ave.* li.w.?Trustees' salt of No. 20.N 4'-> st. s.w , cn Monday. March 24. at 4:30 p.m". Wilton J. Lambert and Wm. J. Keane, trustees. Thomas J Owen AL- Son, aucts., 01.3 F st. n.w.?Trustees' sale of No. 423 1st st. n.e., on Monday, March 24, at 4:45 p.m. James H. Lowrev :;nd George M. Depue, trustees. Our facilities for scouring and dyeing are Unsurpassed. A. F. Rornot & Pro., 1103 G st. Dangler Gas Ranges. Blue Flame Oil an.l Gz suline Stoves. A. Eberly's Sony, 718 7th. Ladles' and Gentlemen's Suits Dyed, Blankets and Lace Curtains Cleaned. An ton Fischer's, 006 G st. n.w. The woodshed on the premises of Mrs. Margaret Lowry. on the Sheriff road, was destroyed by tire about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Sparks from a pile of brush that was being burned caused the fire. Great Bear Spring Table Water; 4 gallons for 50c. Office, 7ol 11th. DRINK KENNY'S 25c. COFFEE. The best coffee on earth for the money. C. I). Kenny Co. 50 Stores. See Wheatley'a ad. under Wanted?Misc. THE PRINCE HENRY WREATH as only < )NE of my late artistic creations. J- R- FREEMAN, 012 loth st. n.w. Edward Howard, colored, of 213 M street Southwest cailtd at the fourth precinct sta tion last night and complained that he was sick. He was takeji to the Emergency ] Hospital, where the doctors found his ilf litss was not of a serious nature. Send your evening crown to us to bo clean ed. A F. Bornut & Bro., 1103 G street. Orthopedic apparatuses for deformities flnd deficiences of the human frame. Trusses, abdominal supporters, elastic ho siery. artificial human eyes, crutchts. raz ors, knives and scissors, highest grades. L? nz & Lossau. formerly Fischer's, *J2-?! 7th Bt. n.w. Lady attendant. CITY AND DISTRICT. Dr. Bristol's Select Readings. Wesley M. E. Church was crowded last right with an audience assembled to hear Dr. Frank M. Bristol of Metropolitan M. E. Church in a program of selected read ings from favorite authors. Those present Here highly pleased wltn the entertainment and expressed their approval by hearty ap plause. Among the selections read were: "The Spanish Duel, ' Waller: "Bill Mason's Bride," anonymous author: "Two Opin ions." Eugene Field: "Low Back Car," Lever; "Aunt Mary's," James Whitcomb Riley; "Miles Standish," Longfellow. The program was concluded with the reading ?f Riley's "Good-Bye, Jini." Mr. Harring ton Barker. Mrs. B. 11. Smart and Mr. B Frank Meyers rendered vocal solos during the evening. Touch Typewriting Exhibit. Miss Twist, a school girl of Omaha, Ne braska, seventeen years of age, gave an in teresting exhibit of touch typewriting yes terday to two hundred and fifty students of the Spencerian Business College of the day and night classes, who were charmed with the graceful ease with which the young woman wrote, on a blind-keyed typewriter, 05 words per minute of practice matter, and Oo words per minute of new matter. Prof. Van Sant, author of the Van Sant method of touch typewriting, said she was his pupil, and not by ar?y means an expert, but had only received one regular lesson from hiin, and then general instruc tion and practice for five and a half months. * Three desirable office rooms on the fourth floor of The Evening Star building may be Tinted separately or together. Alleged Embezzlement. A descriptive circular Issued by the Adams Express Company asking for the ar rest of Frank E. Fuller, against whom there Is a charge of embezzlement, was re ceived at police headquarters yesterday af ternoon. Fuller was agent for the company at Hudson, Ohio, and it is charged that he disappeared from there with several hun dred dollars belonging to the company, lie is described as being about twenty-two years old. dark complexion, dark brown ha:r. smooth face, brown eyes and straight rose. He is rather thin and stands erect. The money taken. It is stated, was mutilat ed currency Intended for shipment to the Treasury Department for redemption. Huyler's for Easter. Novelties In Fancy Eggs. Boxes and Bas kets. orders taken for Easter delivery.? Advt r;ist mint. Auxiliary Officers Elected. A ladles' auxiliary to Harden Command, Spanish War Veterans, to be known as 1 illian Capion Auxiliary, No. 5, was organ ised last evening at the hall. 012 E street. Officers were elected as follows: President. Mrs. Lillian Capron; first vice president. Mrs. Hodgson; second vice president, Mrs. Royce; s?etetary. Miss Myers; treasurer, Mrs. Chlsholm; sentinel. Mrs. Holton. auxiliary was named in honor of Mrs Capron, widow of Captain All.vn t'apron* jr ' v. ho was killed in connection with the HitO t m v bich the Rough Riders partlci pu tCu. Discontinuance of Cleveland Sleeping Car Line. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Effective Saturday. March 22. train No P, leaving Washington 8::i0 p.m., will run to l'ittsburg only.?Advt. Guests of First Year Class. The members of the graduating class of the Washington Normal School were the guests last evening of the first year class of the schcol. The affair was held in the ass? mbly hall of the Franklin building and the attendance included school officials, members of the faculty and parents and friends of the pupils. The program was made up of contributions of a varied char acter by members of the several classes Lumber Still Low at 0th and N. T. av. Some Flooring, $1.50 100 ft.?Advt. STABBED IN BREAST CHARLOTTE WILSON, COLORED, SERIOUSLY WOUNDED. Police Arrest Joseph Saunders, Who is Alleged to Have Had Trou ble With the Woman. Charlotte Wilson, colored, thirty-five years old, was taken to the Emergency Hospital about 1:30 o'clock this morning suffering from a severe stab wound in the left breast. Her condition is serious. Jo seph Saunders, colored, nineteen years years old, was arrested by Policeman Em mert of the first precinct and locked up, charged with the assault. He was meas ured and photographed at police headquar ters this morning and was afterward com mitted to jail to await the result of the woman's injuries. Saunders, who says his home Is in E streets northwest between 22d and 23d streets, admits that he had trouble with the woman and says he threw a brick at her, but did not stab her. A knife, alleged to have been thrown away in 15th street by the^ prisoner, was picked up and turned over to the police. Tiie alleged trouble occurred in Swing hammer's alley in the rear of street. The prisoner, in conversation with Police man Emmert, stated t,hat he was sent for by the Wilson woman and that she cursed and abused him when he reached the house because he had no money. According to his statement he was driven from the house by the woman and struck 0:1 his head by tier with a piece of board. Saunders' Statement. '"I had to look out for myself," he said, "and I threw a brick at her." "When uid you stab iter?" he was asked. "1 ain't never stabbed her," was his re ply. "But," he was told, "the woman was stabbed and the knife has been found." "I ^pan't help that: you can't prove It was my knife." Charlotte Wilson was assisted to the hos pital by friends, and the police of the sev eral precincts were notified to lookout for Saunders. While officers of the third pre cmet were watching for Saunders near his parents' home the young man returned to the scene of the encounter and was ar rested. It was stated this afternoon that the patient was apparently no worse than she was this morning. Iler condition is sti.l critical, and >h<> Is far. from being out ot danger. Saunders was committed to jail without bond. ? CAPT. HODGSON RESIGNS. Ill-Health Compels Retirement From Spanish War Guard. Captain Fred. S. Hodgson, commanding the Spanish War Guard, the armed escort to the District of Columbia Corps, Spanish War Veterans, has resigned his position owing to continual iil health. First Lieu tenant Herbert W. Meyers, also resigned on account of his studies at the university. Both resignations were accepted with re gret and resolutions of thanks for their services in behalf of tlie guard were unani mously adopted and ordered to be en grossed. New officers of the organization have been elected as follows: Captain, L,. G. Barnett: first lieutenant, W. W. Smith; second lieutenant, C. J. Neis. Recruiting Is being actively carried on and the guard ex pects to make a creditable appearance m the next public parade in which the JL)is trict corps participates. The one great virtue of Burnett's Vanilla Extract is purity. It Is real vanilla extract ai:d nothing but vanilla extract.?Advt. Funeral of Veteran Bookbinder. Funeral services were held this afternoon over the remains of James W. Harrison, at the late residence at Congress Heights. The deceased had been employed for the past thirty-seven years In the government printing office. He was born in New York city, where he learned the trade of book binder. working under Richard I-utrell as foreman for several years. He came to Washington In 1S55, when he was employed by Cornelius Wendell, in what is now the government printing office, the government having assurmd charge of the business in April. 1M11. Mr. Harrison was continued in the office as a bookbinder until two months ago, when ill health forced him to retire. Smart Turnouts for Driving ?for sightseeing, etc., for hire reasonably, at Downey's Model Stables, I> st.? Advertisement. Verdict for Defendants. A Jury in Justice Barnard's court, trying cf.ses appealed from the judgments of Jus tices of the peace, has rej?orted a verdict In favor of the defendants In the case of John Minor against Richardson & Rich ardson, contractors. Minor sued to ^ecov^r damages in the sum of $3<K> for Injuries alleged to have been received by reason of the collapse of the roof of the Supreme Court chamber at the Capitol last summer. He was In the employ of the contractors. The verdict was in favor of the defend ants for the reason that the plaintiff failed to prove that he had been ordered by the contractors to go on the roof. A Former Correspondent. Mr. Thomas B. Connery of New York has been a guest at Georgetown University this week. He lectured in Gaston l*ill Wednes day night on the subject "Sitting on Bay onets," which dealt with the responsibility of this government for the execution or Maximilian In Mexico. He spoke inter estingly upon the exciting times of that period and his lecture was abundantly Il lustrated with stereopticon views. Mr. Connery was years ago a correspondent here and was for a brief period editor or the old National Republican. He was af terward editor of til*- New York Herald for many .years. He has been warmly greeted during his visit here by those who renum ber his excellent work and genial disposi tion when he and they were much younger. For the Early Spring Trade. That widely known tailoring emporium of the Six Little Tailors has on display a mag nificent line of goods for tlie early spring fashions. Announcement is made of their incomparable Easter offers, whioh consist of fancy worsted suits in neat stripes and checks and covert topcoats, to measure, at $15.50; Princ^Albert coasts and vests of stylish black vicuna or unfinished worsted ?coats silk faced?at $18, and the fashion able two-button double-breasted coat and vest of black Thibet at $12. Special ar rangements have been made for an antici pated Easter rush. Death of John Masters. Information was received in Anacostia this morning of the death yesterday at Sil ver Hill, Prince George's county, Md.. of John Masters, a son of the late Nathan Masters of that place. It was stated that Mr. Masters, who was a middle-aged "man. retired after performing some work on the place and that when called he failed to re spond. Investigation showed that death had ensued. The deceased was well-known hera. His funeral will be held from St. Barnabas' Church, where the interment will be made. Copper River of Alaska. An illustrated lecture on the "Copper River of Alaska" was delivered last even ing In the assembly hall of the Cosmos Club by Mr. Robert Dunn of New York. The lec ture was one In the course provided by the National Geographic Society. Frank Libbey A Co. Still 8ell Some Flooring at $1.50. (Jth and N. V. ave. n.w. ?Advertisement. AUTOMOBILE SHOW. /wnnai Event Will Be Held Next Month. The announcement has been made that the Washington Automobile Dealers' As sociation will hold Its second annual show in the Light Infantry Armory during the week beginning April 7. The increasing In terest on all sid- a In power driven vehicles and the many Improvements made In their construction has almost created a demand for an exhibition, and It Is proposed to make a complete and at the same time an tractive entertaining show. The exhibition has been approved and ' indorsed by the National Capital Automo bile Club, and this assures its complete success. This is the second annual show of its kind held here and promises in every way to equal the standard set upon the former occasion. The affair has the un qualified indorsement of the leading makers of motor vehicles of the country, even from those not represented In this city. All realize the great market this city presents with its hundreds of miles of smooth streets and its innumerable suburb an roads and they will make special ef forts, through the medium of elaborate and comprehensive exhibits, to show owners, as well as non-users of motor vehicles, the great advance made in a few years in this industry. As a social event its success is already assured, and society will lend its presence generally. The automobile club, of which Lieut. Gen. Nelson A. Miles is president, is a very large organization, which numbers among its members many of the leading figures in army, navy, diplomatic and pro fessional circles, all of whom are person ally interested in the coming exhibition, which will be one of the features of the many events which will crowd the week following Lent. Among the leading makers who have se cured space for their vehicles are: Electric Vehicle Company, Columbia and Riker Electric Vehicles, American Cycle Manu facturing Company, Automobile Company of America, and the Buffalo Electric Car riage Company. These are only a few of the exhibitors, who will generally, as upon former occasions, distribute unique souve nirs. Song of the Niebelungen. Tlie entertainment arranged by the alum ni of Gonzaga College and given at the Co lumbia Theater yesterday afternoon was a success in every respect. The lecture was by Rev. J. F. X. O'Conor, vice presi dent of Gonzaga College on the ."Song of the Niebelungen," was filled with thril ling interest from beginning to end. The weird narrative of the great German epic was rendered doubly attractive by the splendid illustrations that were given dur ing the progress of the lecture and by the instrumental and vocal selections from the operas of Wagner, the themes of which were adapted from the "Song of the Niebe lungen." The lecturer first told the story of the Niebelungen, which, in its original form in the German, is contained in an epic of 13,000 lines. Pictures of Siegfried, Sieg mund, Sieglinda, Hagan and Volka, Diet rich and Hildebrand, who figured promi nently in the story of warefare and marvel ous exploits, were thrown upon the can vas. After the story In its original form was told the lecturer explained the manner in which Wagner had adopted the poem to his four operas, "Die Gotterdammerung," "Die Walkure," "Siegfried," and "Rhein gold." Father O'Conor paid a tribute to the high qualities exhibited by Wagner in his operas as a poet, musician and a dramatist. Wagner had introduced into his orchestra many new Instruments with qualities adapted to the portrayal of the weird music nf which he was a master, j But while he was pre-eminently above all others In his power of expressing musical thoughts of the kind he treats in his operas, yet before him there were other composers who did much in evolving the style of which Wagner became the great master. He gathered inspiration from the great epic poem, the "Niebelungen Lied," which has furnished the most interesting legends in the realm of story-telling. During the afternoon the various motives of the opera were played by Prof. Kubel on the piano. Woman's Press Association. A meeting of the Woman's National Press Association was held in the parlors of the Riggs House last night, which was largely attended by members of the associa tion. Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood presided and Mrs. Ruth M. G. Peeler acted La sec retary. Miss Lillian Whiting read a paper on "The Finer Forces in Journalism," which was discussed by Mrs. Colby. Dr. Kent, Mrs. Lockwood. Miss Pepper of the Ohio Press Association, Mra Archie C. Fiske and others. An original poem, enti tled "Growth," was recited by Miss Nellie E. Dashlell, and musical numbers were rendered by Mrs. W. K. Miller, soprano, and by Mrs. Ellen Selfert Vockey, pianist. Among the business matters discussed was the plans for the coming trip to Los Angeles. Cal., to the convention of the Federation of Women's Clubs, which meets in that city May 7. ? Small's Easter Flowers. J. H. Small & Sons, 14th and G sts.. Wash lngton; Waldorf-Astoria, and 1153 Broad way. New York; exceptionally fine Easter novelties In flowering plants, roses,'orchids and violets. Orders taken in Washington for New York store; delivery' to all points 1:; United States.?Advt. Music, Oratory and Debate. A well attended meeting of the Y. M. C. A. Lyceum was held last night at 8 o'clock in the association parlors. The program In cluded several musical selections by Miss Burmester; two minute speeches on a reso lution introduced by Mr. H. C. Gibbs to the effect that the reform idea has been car ried too far in the United States, and an animated debate on the question of the ad visability of granting immediate independ ence to the Filipinos. The judge, Mr. H. O. Hlne, awarded the verdict to the negative. The program for next Friday evening was announced as follows: A recitation by Mr. F. F. Hart well; orations by Messrs. W. P. Williamson and G. W. Allison; de bate, "Resolved, That party allegiance Is preferable to Independent political action In promoting national welfare." Affirm ative sj>eakers, Messrs. J. H. Thomas and S. Kronhelm; negative speakers. Messrs. L. T. Everett and Fred H. Kruse; introduction of subject for two minute speeches, Mr J. G. Kurt. Unequaled for Family Use. "Old Braddock" Maryland Rye stands alone as the representative type of the perfect medicinal whiskey. At all dealers'.?Advt. Flag for Minute Men. The silk flag presented by Mrs. A. How ard Clark in behalf of the Daughters a no Children of the American Revolution to the 1st Regiment of Minute Men has been received at headquarters. Colonel M. A. Winter, commanding the District regiment, has received an invitation for himself and the officers of the brigade and regimental staffs to attend the celebration of the bat tle of Lexington, at Lexington, Mass., on April 1J?; also to visit Savannah, Ga., to take part in the ceremonies Incident to the reinterment of the remains of Major Gen eral Greene of revolutionary fame. Mr. Allison Nallor, jr., chairman of the committee on organizations of the Masonic fair exposition, has invited the Minute Men, through Colonel Winter, to attend that event in a body. Three months' leave of absence has been granted to Lieutenant H. C. Pole, who is going to Europe. Captain David Clopton has been assigned to com mand Company F. Money to lend at 4, 5 and 6 per cent on real estate. Frank T. Rawiings, 1505 Pa. ave. ?Advertisement. Besumption of Hearing Monday. Hearing will be resumed next Monday morning, before Justice Clabaugh and a Jury, In Circuit Court No. 2, of the suit at law Instituted by Annie B. Frisbie and Wm. R. Frisbie, her husband, against John K. Cowen and O. G. Murray, in their capacity as receivers of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. It is charged that a drain constructed by the defendant com pany caused a flow of water that damaged the foundation of the dwelling house of the plaintiffs Attorneys White and Kelg wln appear for the plaintiffs, and Attorneys Hamilton and Colbert for the defendants. CHANGES ADVOCATED ATTORNEYS WA1CC OFFICES OF JUSTICES OF PEACE RELOCATED. Hearing Given ^odaf Before Supreme Court of the (District in Oenetal Term. The 8upreme CoUH of the District of Co lumbia, sitting In seneeftl term, with Chief Justice Bingham and Justices Hagner, Bradley, Clabaugh* Barnard and Anderson, the entire court, on th? bench, today gave a hearing on the ptopoeltion to relocate the offices of the local justices of the peace and to change the bounds of the subdistricts to which such magistrates are at present as signed. It was cited as an example of ex isting conditions that during the month of January of this year. Justice Hewlett, at Anacostla, was called upon to try seven cases, while Justice O'Neill, ?t BOO 7th street southwest, was required to handle 300 cases. The salary and allowances of the Justices of the peace are the same, no matter what amount of business is transacted. The location of the offices and subdis tricts of the several Justices of the peace at present are as follows: Subdistrlct No. 1, Justice of the Peace Bundy, Fendall build ing, opposite city hall; No. 2, Justice Mills, 14th street near P street; No. 3, Justice Church, 1st and P streets; No. 4, Justice Strider, 310 East Capitol street; No. 5, Jus tice O'Neill, 500 7th street southwest; No. 6, Justice Webb, 19th itreet and- Pennsyl vania avenue; No. 7, Justice Paine, 32d and O streets; No. 8, Justice Terrell, Bright wood avenue and Pomeroy street; No. 9, Justice Callan, Eckington; No. 10, Justice Hewlett, Anacostla. Inconvenient to Lawyers. The locations of the offices as given has been found to be inconvenient by many members of the bar, real estate dealers and others who frequently have business be fore magistrates. The Bar Association sev eral weeks ago appointed a special com mittee, consisting of Mr. B. F. Leighton, chairman, and Messrs. A. S. Worthington, John Ridout, Wharton H. Lester and Michael J. Colbert, to investigate the mat ter and frame a report. The result was the proposition submitted to the court to day, that the offices and subdistricts be re located. It was stated that the propor tion has the Indorsement not only of the bar, but of the real estate exchange and of the majority of the justices of the peace. The suggestion was made that the sub districts be altered so that the offices of all the Justices of the peace, with the ex ception of Justice Paine, may be located in the section bounded by 3d street on the east, 13th street on the west, G street on the north and Pennsylvania avenue on the south, all in the northwest part of the city. The idea is not to change the subdistrlct west of Rock creek nor to relocate Justice Paine, who is satisfactorily established at the intersection of 32d and O streets. The Arguments Advanced. The hearing in court today was opened by Mr. Leighton, who outlined the prop osition, saying it was approved by the United States marshal for the District of Columbia. Mr. Lester, who followed, made a statement of alleged inequalities in busi ness resulting from tlse present location ot the magistrates' offices. A map, prepared in the marshal's office, showing the points where it is desired the offices shali be es tablished, was presented by Mr. Lester. Mr. Worthington gave a brief history of the events leading up to the legislation re garding justices of the peace. He agreed in the main with the proposition of the Bar Association's committee. The next speaker was Mr. William B. Robison, chief deputy marshal. He pointed out the inequalities which his office had found In the number of cases before the different Justices, and made a general statement in regard to the relocation of the offlaes, which he consid ers to be very desirable. Mr. O. W. F. Swartzell informed the court that, the prop osition is approved by the real estate ex change. Chief Justice Bingham stated that the court will give the matter very careful consideration and announce Its decision later. PRESIDENT WILL -BE THERE. Mr. Roosevelt Expected to Witness Fencing Bout This Afternoon. Great interest was manifested today by local lovers of fencing over the prospec tive assault at arms between experts of the United States Naval Academy and members of the Washington Fencing Club, scheduled to take place in the fencing room of the club, 1218 9th street north west, at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon. The interest was augmented by the announce ment that President Roosevelt had accepted an invitation to witness the contest. The Naval Academy team came from Annapolis this afternoon. The team is com posed of Mr. G. J. Rowcliff, Mr. P. J. Lan nen, Mr. F. S. Whitten and Mr. R. D. Gate wood. They were accompanied by Lieut. H. J. Zieglonier, secretary of the Athletic Association of the Naval Academy. The team of the Washington Fencers' Club is composed of Mr. Dayrell Cracken thorpe, Mr. Julian May Wright and John J. Earley, all of whom are said to be experts. They have been practicing for the fencing tourney for several months under the direc tion of M. F. J. Darieulat, professeur d'armes, of Paris, who is the official in structor of the club. A number of prominent society folk will witness the contest. A fencing tea will follow the bout, to be given by Mrs. Henry May, Miss May and Mrs. Wright in honor of the Annapolis visitors. $47.50 to California And $7.00 for berth, without change. Per sonally conducted, three times per week year round. A. J. Poston, General Agent, 511 Pa. ave. n.w., 'phone East 728.?Advt. Federation of Church Clubs. Representatives and delegations from the men's clubs connected with twenty-three different churches held a well-attended and enthusiastic meeting at the Luther Place Memorial Church last evening. The sub ject under discussion was the proposition to federate all such clubs into a league or union, to their mutual and individual ad vantage. From the remarks made and the interest displayed it was apparent that the movement is rapidly gaining in popular favor as its details become more fully un derstood. This is the third preliminary meeting that has been held. Coming as they do from cteureh? erf different denomi nations and from oiuhe conducted on widely divergent plans,* it ba? required consider able tact to hara#oni?e an interests into a composite idea, farming the basis on which the federation shall be organized. But so successfully has this been accomplished that it was dea#dcd:at the meeting last evening to issue a formal call and circulate it among the me??'s Clubs of the city, ask ing those who desire to take part in the federation to appoint delegations or com mittees with power to act in the name of their clubs. After opportunity has been given for all the local cmbs to take this step, announcement twill be made of ?,?.e date and place ctf the next meeting, at which time the federation will be organized. Judge H. B. Moulten was continued as chairman and Mr. N. L. Col lamer as secre tary of the temporary eommdttee on or ganization, and it was announced that all members of this oompdttee who have been serving in their individual capacity would yield their places as soon as their respec tive clubs formally appointed delegates. The Flowers for Easter. Healthy, long-lasting, perfect specimens, if you order of Gude, 1224 F.?Advt. Dies at the Age of Ninety. Betsey Carroll, colored, reputed to be over ninety years of age, who had lived In Hills dale for a number of years, died at an In stitution in the city Thursday. Her re mains have been removed to her former home, where friends are providing for her burial. She had no relatives living here. She will be buried tomorrow from the Bethlehem Baptist Church. FOB ACTION OF GRAND JURY.. Flora Belle Townley Held on Charge of Grand Larceny. Flora Belle Townley, a fifteen-year-old colored girl, was held by Judge Scott In the juvenile court yesterday afternoon under bonds of $500 for the action of the grand Jury on a charge of grand larceny. The girl was employed as a servant at the residence of Charles H. Fred, 908 8 street | northwest, and was arrested Tuesday last by Sergeant Duvall and Policeman Rout In connection with the disappearance of $100 In money from a bureau In Mr. Fred's room February 20 last. The mat ter was reported to the police at the time, but the girl was not suspected. Later she told other, servants in the house that a friend was keeping a lot of money for her. ^ hen the officers heard of this she was arrested and It is stated that she furnished them with the name of the friend who, It is alleged, she gave the money to. It is un derstood that on account of the girl's youth Mrs. Fred does not wish to have her pun ished. MARKET QUOTATIONS. Price of Eggs Unchanged ? Demand for Fish?Butter Advances. There has been no further drop In the price of eggs since last week. They remain at 18 cents per dozen, which, however, is a great decline from the price of several weeTcs ago. None of the dealers at the market would venture to say this morning what the price will be the latter part of next week. The country people, it is said, hold their eggs back from the market about this time of the year, sending them in Just a few days before Easter, which fact tends to Increase the supply on hand and then the prices take a tumble. The dealers report that the price of but ter has advanced somewhat during the last | few days. The reason for this, it is pointed out, is that stock owners in the west are selling their grain instead of feeding it to the stock. There has been a good demand for fish all over the country during Lent, which season is now drawing to a close, and as a result the prices have been high. Fish, it is said, have not been as plentiful this year as they might have been. Shad have been rather backward in coming in, but those that have reached the market I were fine specimens. $1.25 To Baltimore and Return $1.25 Via Pennsylvania Railroad. Tickets on sale Saturday and Sunday, March 22 and 23, limited to Monday, March 24.?Advt. Second Anniversary Celebrated. The second anniversary of the Crystal Social Club was appropriately observed re cently at 922 G street southeast. The mem bers of the club and a number of Invited guests participated in a banquet. Address es were made by President J. T. Barber and others. During the evening a number of musical selections were rendered. Among those present were: Misses S. Baker, M. Draley, Q. Fisher, E. Kline, E. Wells, J. Matthews, K. Jarvis, S. Wolfe, M. Philips, K. Roche, C. Blake. G. Moore of Philadel phia, Mrs. Cummins and Mrs. Barber; Messrs. E. Scott, W. Miller. F. Kiernan, W. Kiernan, G. Koehler, W. Baum, F. Cum mins, H. Kaiser, W. Fisher, S. Dove, B. Knoch. W. West. C. Childs, C. Webster, A. Walker, J. T. Barber, J. Cummins and others. Fugitive From Penitentiary. James Edgar Walton, who escaped from the Moundsville penitentiary the 7th of No vember, as published in The Star at the time, has not yet been captured. He was serving ten years for false pretenses, hav ing been sent to prison from this city in July. 1900. Warden Haddox plves the information in a circular announcing the escape that the fugitive went to Chicago and that he has since made his way east. A reward of $50 is offered for his arrest. Death of Alonzo Downing. Alonzo J. Downing, a native of Maine, and for more than thirty-eight years a clerk in the Treasury Department, died recently In this city, aged seventy-eight. On the establishment of the bureau of the life-saving service he was assigned to that office, and continued in service until the date of his death. He was a man of high moral character and a faithful officer, and will be greatly missed by his associates in the department. CITY ITEMS. The Talk in Washington Is of the Jordan famous "AaAl" brand of fine cutlery. Actually cuts steel nails and then shaves. lt? Most Acceptable Evidence ?of the superiority of Nat. Cap. Brew. Co.'s Beers is the steadily increasing demand for them. "Muenchener" and "Diamond" ar<> guaranteed pure and wholesome.2 doz..$1.25 "Fussing females before a store window in Washington." Pastor E. Hez Swem explains Sonday night,March 23. See Bap. Ch. notices. A young colored woman, known as Sarah Goodwlne. inmate of a house on C street northwest, made an efTort to end her life about 1:30 o'clock this morning by taking laudanum. She was conveyed to the Emer gency Hospital, where the doctors relieved her of the poison, and she returned home. Unique Easter Things. Gould's cute novelties. 421 9th street mh22-0t* Bachrach & Bro., 1331 F Street, Will give away with any order for one dozen Cabinet Photos, or to the same amount in other sizes, one of their new Artist Proof Sepias, the finest photographic picture made; regular charge, $2.">0. For a limited time only, to introduce them. mhl5-s,tu,th,tf 25e. E. & W. Collars, 16c. C. Auerbach, 7 & H. 15c. Linen Collars, 4c.; 7 for 25c. $2.00, $2.50 and $3.00 Sweaters, 98c. mh7-f,s,tu,tf Hot Tamales and Chili At the Ranch, No. 507 F st. n.w. Open till midnight. Come 'round. mhG,tli&s,tf Good Sewing Machines, $8.50, War ranted. At Domestic office,7 & H., Auerbach's mhl7-tf A Capital Traction car collided with a buggy owned by Norman Pruitt of S14 H street northwest yesterday afternoon. The breaking of the buggy was the only damage done. 3 cans Potted Ham or Tongue, 10c.; tall cans Salmon, 7%c.; large cans Extra Peaches, 15c.; best S. C. Hams and Br. Ba con, ll%c.; 3 lbs.?largest and best Cal Prunes, 25c. 948 La. ave. and J. T D* Pyles' other stores. . mh20-3t Reliable Sewing Machine Repairing at the Domestic Office, 7 & H. Renting, 10c a Day. C. Auerbach. 'Phone E. 722. fel3-tf Satin-Skin Cream nourishes away wrinkles, blemishes, gives lovely complex Ion, Satin-Skin. 25c. at Palais Royal. Sewing Machines at Factory Prices. All Standard Makes. At Domestic Office. 7&H fe28-tf THE EASTER 'MUBSER Of the About Forty Paces (Full Sizei Beautifully Illustrated In Color nn<l Ilalf Tonc. Notify your Newsdealer mh21-2t to wild you a copy. COL. WATTEBSON TO SPEAK. Program for Banquet of Virginia Democratic Association. Col. Henry Watterson of Kentucky will be among the speakers at the banquet ot the Virginia Democratic Association, at the Metropolitan Hotel, Monday evening Among the other guests of honor who will likely respond to toasts are Mr. J. Taylor Ellison of Richmond, Governor Montague, Judge John Qoode, Louis Nixon of New York, Senator Carmack of Tennessee and Representative Kitchen of North Carolina. The number of tickets is limited to 200. and their distribution is in charge of Col. R. N. Harper. GOO Pennsylvania avenue. It has been the custom of the association to enter tain every two years the senators and rep resentatives In Congress from Virginia and the state officials. Capitol Hill Branch. A Capitol Hill branch for receiving Star advertisements has been established at Dobyn's pharmacy, corner 2d Btreet and Pennsylvania avenue southeast. Classified advertisements will be received there at regular rates. Knights of Labor Criticised. The Brotherhood of Painters and Deco rators of America. No. 3<>S, held its regular meeting last night at 4.T0 8th street north west. when J. C. Schilling was elected pres ident of the union to succeed William M. Lewis, who resigned. During the meeting a resolution was passed condemning the action of the Knights of Labor of Washington for send ing men to Pittsburg to take the places of the union painters during the recent strike. It was decided that after the 1st of April the initiation fee of the union should be $10. Instead of $5, as formerly. This union already has a membership of 150, and has not been in existence a year. Requisition Honored. Chief Justice Bingham of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, yester day afternoon honored a requisition from Governor Montague of Virginia, calling for John Bruce. The latter, the 25th of last November, was indicted by the grand Jury of Alexandria county, Va., "for a felony, to wit, for feloniously and maliciously wounding and causing great bodily injury to Coleman Williams, with intent to malm, disfigure, disable and kill him." Bruce was turned over to Sheriff Wm. H. Palmer of Alexandria county. After EatS rug Nausea between meals, belching, vomiting, flatulence, fits of nervous headache, pain in the stomach, are all symptoms of dyspepsia, and the longer it is neglected the harder it is to cure it. Hood's Sarsaparilla and Pills Radically and permanently cure it? strengthen and tone the stomach and other digestive organs for the nat ural performance of their functions. "I bad dyspepsia twenty-five years and took different medicines but got no help until I began taking Hood's Sarsaparilla. Have taken four bot tles of this medicine and ean n?>w eat almost any thing, sleep well, have no cramps in my stomach, no burning and no distress." MRS. WILLIAM G. BARRETT, 14 Olney St.. Providence, U. L HOOD'S SARSAPARILLA PROMISES TO CURE AND KEEPS THE PROMISE. Onlv one week until Easter. Tlhe Large Number off ORDERS ?We receive every day for those stylish, high-class Suits ?made of newest spring woolens? For Yoming Men at $25 per Suit ?is the best evidence of their worthfulness. Where merit counts they are "winners." YOUR inspection is in vited. Very truly yours, Go Warfield Simpson, Merchant T ailor, 11208 F St. it The Name Elphonzo Youngs Company is an assurance of good quality. Our business grows by giving ?11 we promise, every time. Elphonzo Youngs Company, Grocers, 42S Ninth Street. MANITOU GIXGEIC CHAMPAGNE. "FINEZA" RYE 8=yr=oBd Whiskey,'$11 qt. PALITY does not always govern price. "FINEZA," our famous K-year-old Kye, costs only $1 quart, but It cannot be compared with the usual run of whiskey at that price. 8 years old- absolutely pure?very rich and mellow. C7Prompt attention to all orders. CO AS. KRAEJ1ER, 73S 7th St. Phone East 83i 2-s.t.th.2? "AlT^araeots^Tade "on^the*'IVem Prince Albert Coat and Vest and Stripe Worsted Trou ?Place yonr order at once If you want this swell outfit for Easter wear. Finest Black Clay Worsted. Vicuna and Unfinished Worsted and neat stripe worsted Trouserings to pick from. Each garment tried on In -baste." Price \AcmeTailoringCo.409 7th/ / m!)22 20d \ "HeM* Full man last to the IttMt." ? ? ? ? ?There la no pcomwy tn "cheap" Shoe*. ? ? ? ? The better the Shoes. the hotter th? ? ? ? bargaiu. You buy quality In Hi-** Shoe*. ? ? ? We noil them for from S3.AO up. Couldn't ? ? ? ? unless we made them ourselves. ? ? ? ? ?The Hess Pullmsn in the latest a> hleve. ? ? ? ? nient In style creating Bluchers an<I ? ? ? ? straight I .ace Shoes and Oxfords on this ? ? ? ? laat. Heaa Little Gentlemen'a Shoe*. $2.no and $3. N. Hess Sons, 931 Pa. Ave. mh22 tf-23 OOMECQ'S 1 I SOIJ3 DISTRIBUTOR FOR TUB DWTKHT. J? 909 ~th Street. Of those unexcelled wines of the ancient Xeres house (mMIMmI 17301 IB stan dards arc In stock. U GALLON FSPECIAL PA LIDO TABLE SHERRY. $3 GALLON AMOROSA. SUPERIOU TA BLE SHERRY. r-ni XEREZ T< >PAZ. DRY. J?<dLH. AMONTII.I.ADO. 1H78. DRY. MONTILLA, 1879. DRY. MELLOW TOPAZ. GENTLY RICH. V. O. BROWN. SHERRY. ITU,. V. O. MUSCATEL. VERY SWEET. MANZANII.LA, VERY DRY. AMANZANILLADO. SOFT. FRI'lTY DE FASTTO. FI LL. ANCIENT CLl B SOLERA. FI LL. AMONTILLADO PASADO, 1860. DRY. AMONTILLADO OLOROSO. 1802. NUTTY. ROYAL COURT SOLERA. FULL. RICH XEKEZANO MADEIRA J $K pillion Amontillado Flno, 1*42, dry. **fc * $10 gallon Douiecq's Vintage, 1815. j$t s $12 gallon Douiecq's Vintage. 181o. _* mh22-&5d ? Better Thaini Ever. $2 Hat Box Hats $2 A New Showing. The Hat Box, 9115 Pa. Ave. mh21 7t*-16 FOREIGN POSTAL SERVICE. WASHINGTON, I?. C.. POST OFFICE NOTICBw Should tie read dally, as changes may occur at any time. FOREIGN MAIIJ5 are forwarded to the ports of galling ilailv, and the schedule of closings Is ar ranged on the presumption of their uninterrupted overland transit. For the week ending March 2I<. H*.i2, the last connecting closes will be made from the MAIN OFFICE as follows: Tl?ANSATLANTIC MAILS. MONDAY?(b) At 7:15 P.M. for El'ROI'E. l?er 8.8. *K. Win. der Grosse, from New York. ?!a Plymouth, ChcrlxMirg and Bremen. (c) At 11:23 P.M. for ITALY direct, per a s. Nord America, from New York. Mail must he directed "Per s.s. Nord America." TUESDAY -(hi At 7:15 P.M. for KLROI E. per b.s. Philadelphia, from New York, via Southamp ton Mail for IRELAND mum he directed "Per a.s. Philadelphia." (c> At 11:25 P.M. for El - Rol'E. per s s. Teutonic, from New \"rk. tla yueenstown. (c) At 11:25 P.M. for BFL<iILM di rect, jut s.s. Haverford, from New York. Mall must be directed "Pel s.s. Haverford. WEDNESDAY ici At U:15 P.M. for FRANCE. SWITZERLAND. ITALY, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, TURKEY, EGYPT. GREECE. BRITISH INDIA and LORENZO MAltyUEZ, jht s.s. I?a Toiiralne, from New Y> rk. via Havre. Mall for other parts of EUROPE must he directed "Per s.s. L* Tannine. ' FRIDAY?(hi At 7:15 I* M for El ROPE. |x r s ?, Campania, from New York, via yueenstown. (c) \t ? 15 P.M. for ITALY direct, per s.s K. M. Theresia. from New York. Mall must he directed "Per s a. K. M. Theresia. I At 11:25 P.M. for NETHERLANDS direct, lier s.s. Ryndam, from New York. Mali must t>e directed "Per s s. Ryn dam." <e> At 11:25 P.M. for SCOTLAND direct, per a.a. Fumessia, from New York. Mall tui.st he directed "Per s.s. Funiessla." lei At 11:25 P.M. for DENMARK direct, per s.s. Norge, from Nsw York Mail must ho directed "Per a s. Norge." ?PRINTED MATTER. ETC This steamer take# printed matter, commercial papers and sample* for GERMANY only. The same class of mall matter for other parta of EUROPE will not be sent by tlila ship unless specially directed by her. M MLS FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA. WEST INDIBH. ETC. SUNDAY (March 23)?(hi At 11:25 P.M. for BERMUDA, tier 8.a. Trinidad, from New York, (hi At 11:25 P.M. for ARGENTINE, URUGUAY and PARAGUAY, per 8.8. Cauova. from New Jorh. MONDAY?(ft At 10:30 A.M. for the BAHAMAS, per steamer from Miami, l'la. (c) At 11:25 P.M. for PORTO Rico, per s s. Mae, from New York, via Ponce (ordinary mall oulyi. c? At 11:25 P.M. for ST. KITTS. ST. MARTINS. ST. El STATUS, BRITISH. DUTCH and FRENCH GUIANA, per 8 s I'ller. from New York. Mail must be directed "Per 8 8. Uller." (c) At 11:25 P.M. for CENTRAL AMERICA (except Coata Rlcal and SOITTH PA CIFIC l*ORTS. i?er s a. Alllanca, from New York, via Colon. Mail for GUATEMALA inuet lie dlrect e<l "Per s.s. Alllanca." (c) At 11:25 P.M. for BRAZIL, per s.a. Mor.art, fn>m New York. _vi(| Pernamlstco and Santos. Mail for NORTHERN BRAZIL must lie directed "Per s.s. Mozart." to) At 11:25 P.M. for LEEWARD and. WINDWARD ISLANDS and BRITISH. DUTCH and FRENCH GUIANA per 8.8. Madlana, from New York. TUESDAY (ki At 12:00 M. for JAMAICA, per s.s. Admiral Dewey, from Boston. WEDNESDAY?tfi At 10:30 A.M. for the BA HAMAS. per stejmer fp>m Miami, Fla. (c) At 11:25 P.M. Tor JAMAICA, per s.a. Admiral Samp son. from Philadelphia. (el At 11:25 P.M. for CAMPECHE. CHIAPAS. TABASCO and YUCA TAN, i?er 8.8. Monterey, from New York. Mall for other j>art8 of MEXICO must lie directed "Per a.a. Monterey." ^ THURSDAY-(c) At 11:25 P.M. for MEXB O, per 8.8. City of Washington, from New York, via Tatn plco. Mall must lie directed "Per a.a. Clfy of Washington." ? FRIDAY?(c) At 11:25 P.M. for BERMUDA, per 8.8. Pretoria, from New York, (e) At 11:25 P.M. for PORTO RICO, per s.s. San Juan, from New York, via San Juan, (c) At 11:25 P.M. for CURA CAO and VENEZUELA, per s.s. Zulla. from New York. Mall for SAY AXILLA and CARTAGENA must lie directed "Per s.s. Zulla." <c? At 11:29 P.M. for FORTUNE ISLAND. JAMAICA, SA VA NILLA. CARTAGENA and GREYTOWN. per ??. Athos. from New York. Mall for COSTA RICA must he directed "Per s.s. Athos." (ci At 11:25 P.M. for ARGENTINE. URUGUAY and PARA GUAY, tier B.a. Italian Prince, from New York. SATURDAY? <f> At 10:.V) A.M. for the BAHA MAS. tier steamer from Miami, Fla. Maila for NEWFOUNDLAND, by rail to North Sydney and thence via steamer, close here daily, except Sundays, at 12:00 M.. and on Sundavs at 11:30 A.M. The connecting doses are made on Mondays. Wednesdays and Saturdays, (dl th) Malls for MIQUELON. by rail to Boston and thence via steamer, dose here daily, except Sun days. at I2:oo M . and on Sundays at 11:30 A.M. (d) ihi CUBA MAILS close here via Port THinpa. Ftt., Sundays. Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:o5 P.M., and via Miami. Fla., Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 A.M. Malls for MEXICO overland, unless specially ad dressed for dispatch by steamers sailing from New York close here ilailv at 10:30 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. Mails for BELIZE PUERTO CoRTEZ and GUATEMALA. Iiy rail t<? New Orleans and tlienco via steamer, clone here daily at 10:30 A.M. and 10:00 P.M.. the connecting closes for which lieing on Mondays. Mails for COSTA RICA, by rail to New Orleans and thence via steamer, cl?.?e here daily at 10:30 A.M. and 10:00 P.M., the <-oiinecting closes for which lielng Tuesdays. TRANSPACIFIC MAILS. Mails for HAWAII, via San Francisco, close here daily at (1:30 P.M. up to March 24, inclusive, for d 1strntch per s.s. Alameda (o? . Mails- for ?CHINA. JAPAN, HAWAII and tPHIL IPPINE ISLANDS, via San Francisco, clone here dally at 6:30 P.M. up to March 24, inclusive, for dispatch tier s.s. City of Peking, to) Mails for AUSTRALIA (except those for West Australia, which go via Eurojie. and New Zealand, mails for which are dispatched via Sati Francisco) and FIJI ISLANDS, via Victoria. B. C.. close hero dally at 0:30 P.M. up to March 2U. Inclusive, for dispatch per s.s. Aorangl. (oi Mails for ?CHINA. JAPAN and HAWAII (also letter mall and specially addressed |>eriodlcals for the Philippine Islands), via San Francisco, close here dally at 0:30 P.M. up to April 3. Inclusive, for dispatch lier s.s. Gaelic, (o) Malls for AUSTRALIA (except those for West Australia, which are dispatched via Europe), NEW ZEALAND, FIJI. SAMOA and HAWAII, via s'an Francisco, oli>se here daily at 6:30 P.M. after March So and up to April 5, Inclusive, for dispatch per s.s. Sierra, lo) _ Malls for ?CHINA and JAPAN, via Victoria. B. C.. close here daily at 6:30 P.M. up to April 8. In clusive. for dispatch jmt s.s. Empress of Japan. Registered mail must lie directed "Yla Victoria. B. C." Merchandise for the U. S. Postal Agency at Shanghai, China, cannot lie dis|iatched via Can ada. Malls for the ^PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. tU San I'ranclsco, close here daily at 6:S0 P.M. up to April 11, inclusive, for dispatch per 17. S. trans port. <o) Mails for TAHITI and MARQUESAS ISLANDS, via San Francisco, close here dally at 6:30 P.M. . up to April 17. Inclusive, for dispatch per s s. Australia. <o) ?Malls for COCHIN CHINA are dispatched to New York for connection with European steamers. ^PHILIPPINE ISLANDS (military mail), dis patched to San Francisco at all closes for that of fice. to connect with government transports, th* sailings of which are irregular. REGISTERED MAILS close at the MAIN 07 FBT3 as follows: (b) At 1:00 P.M. same day; (e) at 8:00 P.M. same day: Id) at 5:00 A.M. asm* day: if) at l:0O P.M. previous day; (hi at 12:06 P.M. previous Saturday; (k) at 8:00 P.M. prevloas day: (o) at 6:00 P.M. previous day. mh22 JOHN JL MERJUTT, Postmaster.